Jason Scarpone is an accomplished executive and international development specialist with over 22 years of experience in designing, implementing, and managing economic recovery and development programs for Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, and the United States. Jason has successfully implemented large-scale agricultural and rural development programs that have had a long-lasting positive impact.
Formerly the President and founding CEO of The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), Jason now serves as an Executive Member of the AFAP Board. He has specialized in public-private partnerships that link production, policy, and marketing, with special attention to post-conflict and post-crisis environments.
Throughout his career, Jason has gained a thorough understanding of industry institutions, regulations, and compliance. He has managed the proposal development, implementation, and reporting of programs funded by donors such as AGRA, BPRM, CIDA, CORDAID, DFID, EAR, ECHO, FAO, IFAD, OFDA, OTI, SV, TACIS/PHARE, UNDP, UNHCR, USAID, USDA, WFP, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, numerous commercial banks, and private donor sources, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Urban Studies from Northwestern University and a Master’s degree in Labor Relations from New York University. His education and vast experience in international development have equipped him with a unique set of skills that have been invaluable in promoting sustainable and inclusive economic growth in developing countries.
Overall, Jason’s impressive career trajectory and commitment to driving economic development in post-conflict and post-crisis environments are a testament to his outstanding leadership in the field of international development.